Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act

What strikes me as unlawful is pushing through an agenda without proper debate. 

Sneaking something into a 2006 port security bill that no one would dare vote against.

Not having a real discussion about the matter.

Where are all the adults at? 

On the bright side, it sure is nice to have time back on the weekends.  


BWoP said...

FYI, The Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act (H.R. 4411) passed the House of Representatives earlier in 2006. The UIGEA and H.R. 4411 have some substantially similar language, so it is widely believed that H.R. 4411 was the basis for the UIGEA.

Rep. James Leach (R-IA) was the sponsor of H.R. 4411, but the bill also had 35 co-sponsors (including Spencer Bachus – yes, that Spencer Bachus). H.R. 4411 passed the House on July 11, 2006 by a vote of 317 aye, 93 no, and 22 not voting. The break-down of the vote was as follows: Democrat (115 aye, 76 no, 10 no vote); Republican (201 aye, 17 no, 12 no vote); Independent (1 aye). If your Representative was in the House in 2006, you can see if s/he voted for H.R. 4411 by going here: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h2006-363

Aussiesmurf said...

Hi again. Still waiting (with bated breath) for more posting.

Always good to see you.

Robert said...

BWop you and your darn facts make it next to impossible to have any real discussion on this matter.

Aussiesmurf it must be nice to live in a country where you can fund internet poker.